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VIDEO: Ja Morant Attempts Poster Dunk, Survives Scary Landing

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 23:  Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena on October 23, 2019 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Ja Morant has been as good as advertised early in his rookie season. Tonight, we nearly lost him. Morant tried to throw down a poster dunk during a loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday night and landed awkwardly, basically folding his leg beneath himself.

That is a terrifying landing and if you told me that the result of that video was a season-ending injury, I'd believe you. Instead, Morant stayed in the game. He didn't do much the rest of the way, but he lived to play another day.

Morant finished with 23 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.